Man found murdered at rehab centre

2012-02-27 18:30
Johannesburg - The decomposed body of a rehabilitation centre employee has been found in his home in Cullinan, east of Pretoria, police said on Monday.

It was believed that the 26-year-old man had been murdered, police spokesperson Johannes Jaftha said in a statement.

A colleague of his went to his house on Sunday to investigate why he had not been seen for a week, he said.

She found the house, at the Dr Fabian and Florence Ribeiro rehabilitation centre, locked but peered through a window and saw his body on the floor.

Police forced the door open and found him dead with an open wound to his upper body.

Some of his property, including his car, were missing.

Twenty minutes later, police arrested five men in possession of the stolen car. They were expected to appear soon in the Cullinan Magistrate's Court.

Jaftha said the murder investigation was continuing and police were awaiting the post mortem report.

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